Training, Events,& Consultation
The Fall 2021-2022  AAP Schedule

The AAP training and certification program makes the AAP available to a range of researchers and clinical professionals who wish to integrate valid adult attachment assessment into their work.  Training and certification are required to administer and score the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System. The clinical application of the AAP is featured in several upcoming conference events - see below. Trained in the AAP? Like to join a consultation group? Contact aapinfo@comcast.net for more information.

Fall 2021 The AAP in Action: A Hands on Approach to Using the AAP During a TA Assessment

Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment Conference Workshop

Webinar Workshop: November 5 & 6, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Central Standard Time

Presenters: Drs. Caroline Lee, Melissa Lehmann, and Carol George

Register at TherapeuticAssessment.com

Winter 2022 Training Webinar

Webinar Sessions:  1 all-day workshop and 8 4-hour training sessions

Pre-training Workshop (required): January 7th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Attachment theory and the AAP. This workshop lays the theoretical foundation for coding, classification, and interpretation of the AAP.  

Coding and Classification Webinar - 12 - 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Part 1: Coding and classification. January 14th – Monday, January 17
Part 2: Case classification. January 21st, 23rd and February 4th, 6th.
                         
Enrollment limited to 9.

Early bird registration deadline: December 18, 2021

Instructor: Dr. Julie Wargo-Aikins

Request information or a registration form: Write to Dr. Carol George at aapinfo@comcast.net or use the contact AAP button at the bottom of this page

Spring 2022 Training Webinar

Webinar Sessions:  1 all-day workshop and 8 4-hour training sessions

Pre-training Workshop (required): June 2nd, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
Attachment theory and the AAP. This workshop lays the theoretical foundation for coding, classification, and interpretation of the AAP.  

Coding and Classification Webinar - 10 - 2 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time
Part 1: Coding and classification. June 3rd - 6th
Part 2: Case classification. June 10th, 12th, 17th, and 19th.  
                         
Enrollment limited to 9.

Early bird registration deadline: April 30th, 2022

Instructors: Drs. Melissa Lehmann and Caroline Lee

Request information or a registration form: Write to Dr. Carol George at aapinfo@comcast.net or use the contact AAP button at the bottom of this page

Summer 2022  The Adult Attachment Projective Picture System: Integrating Adult Attachment Assessment with the Rorschach

International Rorschach Society (ISR) Congress Workshop

Full day in-person workshop. July 11, 2022  Geneva, Switzerland

Presenters: Drs. Carol George and Melissa Lehmann

Register at rorschachgeneva2021.org

Ongoing  Join an AAP Consultation Group

See AAP Blog page, Blog #3 for more information or write Dr. Carol George aapinfo@comcast.net or use the contact AAP button at the bottom of this page.

Introductionto the APP

The AAP training and certification program makes the AAP available to a range of researchers and clinical professionals who wish to integrate valid adult attachment assessment into their work.  Training and certification are required to administer and score the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System.  Trainees must complete all training sessions in order to be eligible for certification. View the AAP training schedule and locations for additional information.  Trainings in non-English languages are specified.

AAP Training registration fees include webinar seminars, all training materials, a set of practice cases, and reliability training for 1 year following training.  Continuing education credit is available for some trainings.  All trainings are currently in English, German, and Italian. Check the training schedule for details.

In some years, we also offer training in the Attachment Doll Play Assessment for use with children ages 4.5-12 years (see e.g., Solomon, George, & De Jong, 1995).  See training schedule for details.  Materials and reliability are similar to the AAP.  Contact Carol George for more information – cygeorge@comcast.net.

Who Should Attend?
Mental health and medical professionals and graduate students (e.g., psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, medical doctors, nurses).

What Background in Attachment Theory and Research is Required?
No extensive background in attachment theory is required.  The first day of the training seminar presents the foundations of attachment theory and assessment needed to be successful with the AAP.

How Do I Get Reliability Certification for the AAP?
Individuals who complete the training seminar are eligible for certification as an AAP judge.  Certified judges complete reliability with at least an 80% success rate for identifying attachment classification group on a standardized set of AAP cases.  A practice case set is provided following training to gain more experience prior to embarking on the reliability process.  The average length of time to reach reliability certification is 1 year, although a significant number of trainees who began reliability immediately following training achieve certification in 3-6 months.  Reliability is done on an individual basis at the pace of the trainee.  The reliability period included in the registration fee extends for 1 year following training.

Once reliability is achieved, individuals are certified to code and analyze AAPs for use with their clients, for others in their clinic, or research projects under their direct supervision.   Reliable judges are eligible to become “master judges” so as to code for others outside of their own immediate clinical or research projects.  For more information about certification, please send your inquiry by email to Carol George, Ph.D.

What is a Master Judge?
Master judges are certified to identify at a 90% match rate on all AAP coding and classification.  Master judges are available to help individuals who have attended an AAP training but who have not completed or chose not to complete reliability, yet want to use the AAP in their professional work.  There are master judges in English, French, Italian, German, and Dutch.  For more information about contacting a master judge, please send your inquiry by email to Carol George, Ph.D.

What are the Training Costs and How Do I Register?
The registration form has all the information about costs and registration. Registration discounts are available for early registrants, graduate students, and for groups of 3 or more from a single group or institution (U.S. training only). Contact Carol George, Ph.D. for additional information about training outside of the US.

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Professionals Involved In Working With Adolescents

“I find the information from the AAP to be tremendously useful for the professionals involved in working with adolescents. Many parents and
foster parents only see the problem behaviors, and having a more contextualized understanding of the function of behavior can help them
become more compassionate and flexible in their reactions and interactions.”
~ Linda Webster, Ph.D., University of the Pacific, CA

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“This splendid, important book is grounded in a strong theory and infused with creativity. It presents an assessment method that is user friendly and economical, validated in clinical and community samples, and confirmed by neurobiological research. The book uses many case examples to illustrate adults’ representations of attachment patterns. For graduate students, it is a guide to thinking beyond existing methods when asking new questions. For professionals in clinical and research settings, it opens a window to unconscious relationship biases.”
~  Karin Grossmann, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Regensburg, Germany

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